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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip, oil falls, U.S. dollar firmer Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks indexes slipped on Wednesday on a tumble in healthcare and energy stocks, while oil prices slumped after U.S. government data showed a rise in crude inventories, adding to worries about oversupply. U.S. health insurers's shares fell after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about the plan...

  • Health insurers fell after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna Inc's plan to acquire Humana Inc and Anthem Inc's proposal to buy Cigna Corp. The S&P healthcare index was last down 2 percent. Valeant Pharmaceutical's U.S.-listed shares lost a fourth of their value after short-seller...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna's plan to acquire Humana and Anthem's proposal to buy Cigna, saying the multi-billion-dollar deals should be closely reviewed by U.S. regulators. A $37 billion plan for Aetna Inc to acquire smaller rival Humana Inc approved by the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Stock indexes worldwide were little changed on Wednesday, with a tumble in healthcare stocks weighing on U.S. shares, while oil prices slumped after a build in U.S. crude inventories added to worries about oversupply. Healthcare insurers slumped after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna's plan to acquire Humana and Anthem's proposal to buy Cigna, saying the multi-billion-dollar deals should be closely reviewed by U.S. regulators. A $37 billion plan for Aetna Inc to acquire smaller rival Humana Inc approved by the...

  • Oct 19- Health insurer Aetna's proposed $37 billion acquisition of smaller rival Humana Inc was approved by the shareholders of both companies. Aetna in July said it would buy Humana to become the largest provider of Medicare plans for the elderly. Three weeks later, rival Anthem Inc proposed to acquire Cigna Corp for about $47 billion in a deal that would make it...

  • Oct 19- Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm. CrowdStrike Inc said software it placed at five U.S. technology and two pharmaceutical companies had...

  • People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    Shareholders will get their say on two big deals: Aetna's $37B bid for Humana, and Centene's $6.3B bid for Health Net.

  • Oct 19- Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm. The software included a program known as Derusbi, which had previously turned up in attacks on Virginia...

  • Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets and Oppenheimer& Co are underwriting the IPO, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Businesses are spending more to secure their computer networks following a string of high-profile data breaches at Sony Corp, JPMorgan Chase& Co and Anthem Inc. Mimecast's investors...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. health officials said they expect 10 million people to be enrolled in healthcare plans through state-based insurance exchanges by the end of 2016, with more than one-quarter of eligible uninsured Americans signing up during this fall's open enrollment period. In estimates released on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • Oct 15- UnitedHealth Group Inc reported a slightly better-than-expected profit in the third quarter, helped by stable medical costs in its health plans, but failed to impress investors and its shares fell more than 2 percent in midday trading. Analysts said shares in UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer and the first to report, have tended to fall...

  • Oct 15- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected profit in the third quarter, helped by stable medical costs in its health plans and higher revenue from its Optum pharmacy management business. UnitedHealth sold individual plans in about two dozen states in 2015 after only a few states in 2014..

  • At least half a dozen drugs, including colon cancer treatments Cyramza, from Eli Lilly& Co, and Stivarga, sold by Bayer AG, aren't worth prices that can exceed $100,000 a year, top cancer specialists said in interviews with Reuters. If specialists do start considering a drug's cost in their prescribing habits, such decisions could dent the multibillion-dollar...

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  • Goldman: Earnings, buyback blackout to hit market Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
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    With the end of the third quarter in sight, Goldman Sachs predicts the upcoming earnings season will not be pretty.

  • The hearing was called to discuss Anthem Inc's planned $47 billion takeover of rival Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc's plan to buy rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion. Overall, Aetna serves 46 million people on the commercial market while Humana has 14 million customers who are mainly served through Medicare Advantage. Anthem, the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield...

  • Sept 18- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice asked for more information on its pending $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. The DoJ's so-called "second request" will delay by 30 days the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust act, Aetna said in a regulatory filing. Aetna's offer to buy...

  • The Rochester- based insurer said it and its affiliates had been the target of a sophisticated cyber attack and that it was taking steps to address the situation and offering free identity theft protection services to those affected. Excellus and its affiliates serve people in 31 upstate New York counties and the Buffalo and Rochester markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The U.S. Senate's top antitrust overseer, elected with backing from the Tea Party, has fought the Obama administration and has a 100 percent rating from the conservative Heritage Foundation. But when it comes to enforcing antitrust law, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah stopped well short of faulting the administration.